Discovery Issue 31
Community Engagement — August 2010
In this issue
Community Engagement — Shaping the future
A community-focused approach supports the effective generation and transfer of new knowledge and management aids to groups and individuals.
Governance for success in irrigation development
As proposals develop with government support, Landcare Research has been investigating the key social factors for getting new irrigation schemes underway and the important ingredients for effective governance.
Bringing bellbirds back
After decades of absence and two years of planning, bellbirds have returned to Hamilton City and three other North Island sites due to the hard work of staff from Landcare Research as well as Waikato University, Auckland Regional Council and Environment Waikato.
Bioblitz brings the environment alive for people in many ways. Young and old are fascinated, horrified and enchanted by what they discover and may never have imagined.
Fungi fulfil vital ecological roles, such as breaking down wood and leaves and forming beneficial partnerships with most plants. The challenge is to identify and catalogue the discoveries.